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Bulldog track and field banquet recognizes athletes’ performances

At Ramona High School’s track and field post-season banquet, Bulldog Awards were presented to two senior boys: Kevin Carmona and Austin Minnocci.

The banquet was held in the Ramona High gym at the end of May, which was earlier than usual due to graduation dates. La Cocina provided food, which was consumed outside on the campus before the awards presentations inside the gym.

Teen finds wild racing at Nevada’s Wild West track

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randon Arthur, a Ramona teenager, went from the bottom to the top and back again in a wild race weekend during rounds 5 and 6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Reno, Nev.

It was Arthur’s first time racing on the Wild West Motorsports Park track, which climbs to the top of a ridge before plunging back down again. The one-mile track offers 1,000 feet of elevation change and the gravity assist makes it one of the fastest tracks in the series.

RHS hosts youth volleyball open gym


Ramona High School volleyball teams are hosting youth volleyball open gym to students in middle school or younger from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, June 12 through July 17, in the RHS gym, 1401 Hanson Lane.

The open gym event is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Connie Halfaker at 760-310-3868 or

Youth football camp begins June 17


Ramona Football Summer Camp for youths in the pee wee, junior midget and midget divisions is scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 17 to July 10.

Led by Ramona High School Athletic Director and head football coach Damon Baldwin, the camp will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Ramona High School stadium, 1401 Hanson Lane.

Camp objectives and areas of daily emphasis will include introduction to weight training, football conditioning, core development training, and offensive, defensive and special teams football fundamentals.

Ramona man wins Firefighters Destruction Derby at county fair

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Ramona resident Ehren Kahle won the Firefighters Destruction Derby at the San Diego County Fair on Saturday.

“It feels great,” said Kahle. “When you can raise money to send kids to camp, burn-injured children, and have a blast doing it, there’s nothing more rewarding than that.”

In 1995, the Cajon Speedway, the Burn Institute and local fire departments collaborated for an annual night that included fundraising and promotions for the Burn Institute, a pre-race parade of fire trucks, a U.S. flag raised from a fire engine ladder for the “Star-Spangled Banner,” and a Firefighters Destruction Derby.

Ramona High School selects 2014 Scholar Athletes


At the end of the school year Ramona High School’s Athletic Department presents three equally prestigious awards to male and female athletes: Scholar Athlete, Bulldog of the Year and Athlete of the Year. This article features the scholar athletes: Makayla Torsak and Garrett Wilcox.

Faillas win father-daughter national tennis championship


Ramona’s Greg and Jessica Failla won the United States Tennis Association’s National Father-Daughter tournament held recently at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.
“To win a national championship is incredible,” said Greg, who noted that his 16-year-old daughter began playing tennis when she was 2 years old. “It’s an amazing time together.”

McLaughlin selected MVP at Bulldogs’ volleyball banquet


At the post-season awards banquet for Ramona High School’s boys volleyball senior Jake McLaughlin received the team’s Most Valuable Player award.

Coach Jeff Klauda noted that McLaughlin excelled throughout the court.

“Played good defense, and offensively when he was going outside he hit really effectively,” Klauda said.

Jackson misses opening-height vaults at state meet

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Ramona High School senior Courtney Jackson concluded her high school track and field career at the CIF state meet preliminaries June 6 at Buchanan High School in Clovis, but she failed to clear the opening girls pole vault height of 11 feet, 3 inches.

“She only really cleared that once this year,” said head coach Sherri Edwards.

Grossmont beats Ramona in CIF baseball semifinals


Pitching was the name of the game, and Ramona’s CJ Broussard locked up with Grossmont High School’s Peyton Lindsay in a classic pitching duel in the semifinals of CIF Division I’s baseball playoffs at Rocky Lawler Field on Tuesday.